Trevor Hildenberger
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
While Hildenberger doesn't have an overpowering fastball (89.6 mph), the sidewinder is still able to miss bats at a decent clip (8.6 K/9, 12.8% swinging-strike rate) thanks to his deceptive delivery and solid movement on his secondary pitches, notably his changeup. Hildenberger had a 3.33 ERA in the first half, but faded by giving up 27 runs over his final 27 innings. During that span he got a trial at closer, converting 7-of-9 save chances but with an 8.47 ERA and 5.3 BB/9. Hildenberger had trouble with the long ball, giving up 12 home runs on the season. Part of his troubles may have been due to bad luck, as he had a 19.4 HR/FB, though his groundball rate also declined to 46.3% (58.8% in 2017). Despite his late-season struggles, he should figure prominently in the setup corps again. Read Past Outlooks
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Joins big-league roster
PMinnesota Twins
September 3, 2019
Hildenberger was called up by the Twins on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Hildenberger has endured a rough season thus far. He struggled to an 8.36 ERA in 14 innings before being demoted in mid-May and then spent two months on the injured list with a right flexor mass strain. He looks to be back on track now; he allowed just one run in 12.1 minor-league innings after returning from the injury.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Trevor Hildenberger generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Trevor Hildenberger generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .258 215 44 17 50 13 3 6
Since 2017vs Right .286 362 85 22 93 24 0 12
2019vs Left .333 27 5 2 8 4 0 0
2019vs Right .423 61 10 5 22 4 0 2
2018vs Left .255 125 28 13 28 6 2 5
2018vs Right .269 194 42 13 47 15 0 7
2017vs Left .233 63 11 2 14 3 1 1
2017vs Right .245 107 33 4 24 5 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.64 1.40 67.0 5 4 5 9.4 2.0 1.3
Since 2017Away 5.04 1.37 64.1 4 7 4 8.3 3.4 1.1
2019Home 15.00 2.67 9.0 0 1 1 9.0 3.0 2.0
2019Away 4.91 1.77 7.1 2 1 0 7.4 4.9 0.0
2018Home 4.24 1.21 40.1 3 2 4 9.1 2.2 1.3
2018Away 6.89 1.59 32.2 1 4 3 8.0 4.4 1.7
2017Home 4.08 1.19 17.2 2 1 0 10.2 1.0 1.0
2017Away 2.59 0.95 24.1 1 2 1 8.9 1.5 0.7
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Stat Review
How does Trevor Hildenberger compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.14
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
87.8 mph
 
ERA
10.47
 
WHIP
2.27
 
BABIP
.474
 
GB/FB
1.80
 
Left On Base
52.6%
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
1869 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.7%
 
Swinging Strike
10.7%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hildenberger emerged as one of Minnesota's top bullpen arms last season after being promoted from Triple-A Rochester in June. The rookie kept his composure after he was vaulted into a higher-leverage role following the departure of Brandon Kintzler, notching 12 holds and one save while posting a 3.28 ERA and 25:3 K:BB in 24.2 innings down the stretch. While the sidewinder doesn't have an overpowering fastball -- his sits around 92-93 mph -- he's still able to miss bats at an above-average clip (25.9 percent strikeout rate and 11.8 percent swinging-strike rate in 2017) thanks to his deceptive delivery and solid movement on his secondary pitches, notably his changeup. Hildenberger, who recorded double-digit saves in three consecutive seasons on the farm prior to 2017, could get chances at saves at some point should Fernando Rodney falter, though Addison Reed is likely second in line for the role.
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Back from IL
PMinnesota Twins
August 20, 2019
Hildenberger (arm) was activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Begins rehab assignment
PMinnesota Twins
Arm
August 10, 2019
Hildenberger (arm) began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday.
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On minor-league IL
PMinnesota Twins
Arm
June 17, 2019
Hildenberger was placed on the 7-day injured list Monday with a right flexor mass strain.
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Sent to minors
PMinnesota Twins
May 15, 2019
Hildenberger was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Secures first save of 2019
PMinnesota Twins
April 14, 2019
Hildenberger struck out the final two batters of Sunday's game against Detroit to pick up his first save of the season.
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